Chambers Seminar: Anti-Money Laundering

Coordination among authorities in administrative, civil and criminal agreements in the financial sector

Our panel of experts will cover recent changes and trends in sanctioning procedures pertaining to the financial sector. Participants will discuss how the new legal framework authorizing the Brazilian Central Bank and CVM to enter into leniency agreements may impact coordination and potential liability of companies and individuals before other authorities, such as the Federal Prosecution and the Brazilian Financial Unit (COAF).

The panel will feature public authorities and private sector speakers to allow for a holistic view of these market trends.

They will consider the current landscape of the market and any particular challenges and opportunities the new legal framework brings in terms of legal defence strategy for businesses in the banking and financial sector connected to anti-money laundering regulation. They will also consider the impact for companies when negotiating agreements.



Antenor Madruga
Feldens Madruga

Antenor works in the areas of Litigation, Corporate Ethics and Corporate Criminal Law. Between 1996 and 2007, he was a Union Attorney, having held various positions as National Secretary of Justice, Director of the Department of Asset Recovery and International Cooperation (DRCI) of the Ministry of Justice, Deputy Attorney General of the Union, (COAF) and Coordinator of the National Strategy to Combat Corruption and Money Laundering (ENCCLA).

His international experience includes acting as Chairman of the Group of Experts on International Cooperation and Vice-Chairman of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. He headed the Brazilian delegation in negotiations on mutual legal assistance treaties in criminal matters with Germany, Spain and China, and participated in the negotiation of several other treaties. He was a Consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

In 2008, he joined the private initiative as a partner of the Barbosa, Mushnich & Aragão (BMA) Office in Brasilia in the area of Corporate Ethics and Compliance.

Antenor is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), sections of the Federal District, Rio Grande do Norte, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and he was a member of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) between 2009 and 2012. He is also a member of the Regulatory Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN) and Founder of the Institute for International Legal Cooperation (ICJI) in Lisbon.

He is a member of the group "The International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators".


Aline de Menezes Santos Aragão
Legal Director (Brazil)
UBS Group

General Counsel for LatAm and Brazil for UBS Group. Member of the Supervisory Counsel of BSM – Market Supervision (the self-regulatory body of B3) and of the Advisory Committee on Market Supervision and Regulation at B3. Former Superintendent of Market Development at the CVM – Comissao de Valores Mobiliarios. Co-founder of the Brazilian Capital Market Working Group of FESPSP, a think tank in Brazil for securities markets, and a founding member of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance.

Frequent author of articles on regulatory and capital market matters and speaker in law and administration schools.

Aline holds a BA and a Master's degree in commercial law (strictu sensu) from the University of São Paulo. 


Felipe Dantas
Federal Attorney and General Counsel
Brazilian Office of the Comptroller-General (CGU)

Felipe Dantas worked as a state police inspector, and for the Brazilian federal government as a federal attorney, Commissioner in COAF (FIU and AML regulatory agency) and at the Office of the Comptroller-General of the Union (CGU) as its parliamentary advisor. Since January 2019 Felipe has acted as its General Counsel. 

He was a member of the working group that drafted the Presidential Decree that regulates the BCCA and worked with the design of internal legislation to fulfill anti-corruption international conventions and AML FATF recommendations.

Felipe also worked for Walmart Brazil as its Anti-Corruption Compliance Director.


Anna Carolina Malta
Barbosa, Müshnich & Aragão (BMA) Law

Anna Carolina Malta is a partner at Barbosa, Müshnich & Aragão (BMA) acting in Capital and Financial Markets, as well as in Compliance, Investigation and Administrative Sanctionatory Proceedings.

She has over 20 years of experience in advising national and international clients, especially corporations, financial institutions and investment funds in the Brazilian financial market.

She also conducts internal investigations (on fraud and corruption), designing and implementing compliance programs.